Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment for Washington, DC to Baltimore Loop Project, 28126-28127 [2019-12766]

Download as PDF 28126 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices collection of information was published on March 14, 2019 (84 FR 9411). Public Law 112–95, Section 336 which requires model aircraft operators to notify the airport operator and air traffic control tower (if one is located at the airport) prior to operating within 5 miles of an airport. The FAA’s B4UFLY smartphone app provides situational awareness of flight restrictions—including locations of airports, restricted airspace, special use airspaces, and temporary flight restrictions—based on a user’s current or planned flight location. In order to maintain NAS safety in proximity to airports, air traffic control personnel would need certain basic information about a UAS operator’s intended flight in order to assess whether the UAS may disrupt or endanger manned air traffic. The data collected will assist the FAA with determining the best processes to authorize recreational UAS pilots and inform air traffic control personnel of a UAS pilot’s intended flight in order to assess whether the UAS may disrupt or endanger manned air traffic. Respondents: Approximately 640,060 users total with an average usage of 100,000 users. Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 2 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: Approximately 100 minutes for light usage per user. Approximately 5 hours per user for heavier usage. Issued in Oklahoma City, OK on May 22, 2019. Bonita Kay Reichert, Project Manager, UAS Program Office Division, Office of Information and Technology, Enterprise Program Management Services, AEM–210. [FR Doc. 2019–12706 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2017–0043] Motorcyclist Advisory Council; Notice of Public Meeting Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice announces the second meeting of Fiscal Year 2019 of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC). DATES: The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 25, 2019. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 The MAC will convene virtually, via Web conference connection. There is no physical address for the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Griffith, the Designated Federal Official, Office of Safety, 202–366–2829, (mike.griffith@dot.gov), or Ms. Guan Xu, 202–366–5892, (guan.xu@dot.gov), Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this notice may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: http:// www.archives.gov; the Government Publishing Office’s database at: https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/; or the specific docket page at: www.regulations.gov. Background Purpose of the Committee: Section 1426 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, Public Law 114–94 required the FHWA Administrator, on behalf of the Secretary, to establish a MAC. The MAC is responsible for providing advice and making recommendations concerning infrastructure issues related to motorcyclist safety, including barrier design; road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies. On July 28, 2017, the Secretary of Transportation appointed 10 members to MAC, and 3 meetings have been held to date. Tentative Agenda: The agenda will include a topical discussion of the infrastructure issues described above, namely: Barrier design; road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies. Public Participation: This meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public who wish to attend are asked to send an email to MAC-FHWA@ dot.gov no later than May 20, 2019, in order to receive access information for the Web conference room. The Designated Federal Official and the Chair of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting by submitting an electronic copy of that statement to MAC-FHWA@ dot.gov or the specific docket page at: www.regulations.gov. If you would like to make oral statements regarding any of PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the items on the agenda, you should contact Mr. Michael Griffith at the phone number listed above or email your request to MAC-FHWA@dot.gov. You must make your request for an oral statement at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Reasonable provisions will be made to include any such presentation on the agenda. Public comment will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker, per topic. Services for Individuals with Disabilities: The Federal Highway Administration is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please send an email to MAC-FHWA@dot.gov or contact Michael Griffith at 202–366–2829 by May 20, 2019. Minutes: An electronic copy of the minutes from all meetings will be available for download within 60 days of the conclusion of the meeting at: https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ motorcycles/. Authority: Section 1426 of Pub. L. 114– 94. Issued on: June 11, 2019. Nicole R. Nason, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–12772 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment for Washington, DC to Baltimore Loop Project Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of reopening of comment period. AGENCY: The FHWA is reopening the comment period for the Environmental Assessment (Draft) for the Washington, DC to Baltimore Loop Project, which was published on April 24, 2019. The original comment period closed on June 10, 2019. The extension is based on concern expressed by stakeholders that this closing date does not provide sufficient time to review and provide comprehensive comments on the proposal. The FHWA recognizes that others interested in commenting may have similar concerns and agrees that the comment period should be extended. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before July 17, 2019. DATES: E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Project Website: https:// www.dcbaltimoreloop.com. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the website. • Mail: Ms. Donna Buscemi, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street, MS C–301, Baltimore, MD 21202. Please include ‘‘Washington, DC to Baltimore Loop Project’’ in your subject line. Electronic copies may be downloaded from the Project website and hard copies of the Environmental Assessment (Draft) may also be viewed at the following locations, by appointment only: • FHWA Maryland Division, George H. Fallon Federal Building, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 962– 4440. • FHWA District of Columbia Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, East Building, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Donna Buscemi, Project Sponsor Liaison, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering, 707 N Calvert Street, MS C–301, Baltimore, MD 21202, (410) 545–8500. ADDRESSES: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Background The Washington, DC to Baltimore Loop Project is proposed, and will be completely funded by, The Boring Company. The purpose of the proposed action is to construct an alternative, high speed option for traveling between Washington, District of Columbia, and Baltimore, Maryland. The Proposed Action consists of the construction of approximately 35.3 miles of parallel, twin underground tunnels (Main Artery Tunnels) between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. The proposed project would extend beneath public right-ofway of the Route 50 and BaltimoreWashington Parkway, with termini at 55 New York Avenue Northeast in Washington, DC and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 Camden Street, Baltimore, MD. Battery-powered, autonomous electric vehicles, traveling at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, would transport passengers in the Main Artery Tunnels between the two termini. Proposed project components include: Two access points at the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD termini; Two Main Artery Tunnels; up to 70 ventilation shafts; and 4 launch shaft sites for tunnel boring machines, at least one of which would be converted into a VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 maintenance terminal for autonomous electric vehicles pods. The Environmental Assessment (Draft) evaluates the existing environmental conditions within the project area, along with the potential environmental impacts of the No Build and Build alternatives for the proposed project. On April 24th at 84 FR 17231, FHWA published a Notice of Availability for the Environmental Assessment (Draft). The original comment period for the Environmental Assessment (Draft) closes on June 10, 2019. Stakeholders have expressed concern that this closing date does not provide sufficient time to review and provide comprehensive comments on the proposal. To allow time for these stakeholders and others to submit comprehensive comments, the closing date is extended from June 10, 2019, to July 17, 2019. Gregory Murrill, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–12766 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Grants to States for Low-Income Housing Projects in Lieu of Tax Credits Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to comment on the proposed information collections listed below, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before August 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 8100, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Sustanchia Gladden, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 1050, Washington, DC 20020; telephone number: (202) 622–8951 or to Sustanchia.Gladden@treasury.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28127 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Grants to States for Low-Income Housing Projects in Lieu of Tax Credits. OMB Control Number: 1505–0218. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Description: Authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), hereafter Recovery Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–5), the Department of the Treasury is implementing several provisions of the Act, more specifically Division B—Tax, Unemployment, Health, State Fiscal Relief, and Other Provisions. Among these components is a program which requires Treasury to make payments, in lieu of a tax credit, to state housing credit agencies. State housing credit agencies use the funds to make subawards to finance the construction or acquisition and rehabilitation of qualified low-income buildings. The collection of information is necessary to properly monitor compliance with program requirements. Form: None. Affected Public: State and Local Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 114. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 114. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 57. Request For Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services required to provide information. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: June 11, 2019. Spencer W. Clark, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12766]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment for 
Washington, DC to Baltimore Loop Project

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The FHWA is reopening the comment period for the Environmental 
Assessment (Draft) for the Washington, DC to Baltimore Loop Project, 
which was published on April 24, 2019. The original comment period 
closed on June 10, 2019. The extension is based on concern expressed by 
stakeholders that this closing date does not provide sufficient time to 
review and provide comprehensive comments on the proposal. The FHWA 
recognizes that others interested in commenting may have similar 
concerns and agrees that the comment period should be extended.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 17, 2019.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Project Website: https://www.dcbaltimoreloop.com. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments on the website.
     Mail: Ms. Donna Buscemi, Maryland Department of 
Transportation State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street, MS 
C-301, Baltimore, MD 21202. Please include ``Washington, DC to 
Baltimore Loop Project'' in your subject line.
    Electronic copies may be downloaded from the Project website and 
hard copies of the Environmental Assessment (Draft) may also be viewed 
at the following locations, by appointment only:
     FHWA Maryland Division, George H. Fallon Federal Building, 
31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 962-4440.
     FHWA District of Columbia Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, East Building, Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Donna Buscemi, Project Sponsor 
Liaison, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway 
Administration, Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering, 707 N 
Calvert Street, MS C-301, Baltimore, MD 21202, (410) 545-8500.

Background

    The Washington, DC to Baltimore Loop Project is proposed, and will 
be completely funded by, The Boring Company. The purpose of the 
proposed action is to construct an alternative, high speed option for 
traveling between Washington, District of Columbia, and Baltimore, 
Maryland. The Proposed Action consists of the construction of 
approximately 35.3 miles of parallel, twin underground tunnels (Main 
Artery Tunnels) between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. The proposed 
project would extend beneath public right-of-way of the Route 50 and 
Baltimore-Washington Parkway, with termini at 55 New York Avenue 
Northeast in Washington, DC and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 Camden 
Street, Baltimore, MD.
    Battery-powered, autonomous electric vehicles, traveling at speeds 
of up to 150 miles per hour, would transport passengers in the Main 
Artery Tunnels between the two termini. Proposed project components 
include: Two access points at the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD 
termini; Two Main Artery Tunnels; up to 70 ventilation shafts; and 4 
launch shaft sites for tunnel boring machines, at least one of which 
would be converted into a maintenance terminal for autonomous electric 
vehicles pods.
    The Environmental Assessment (Draft) evaluates the existing 
environmental conditions within the project area, along with the 
potential environmental impacts of the No Build and Build alternatives 
for the proposed project. On April 24th at 84 FR 17231, FHWA published 
a Notice of Availability for the Environmental Assessment (Draft). The 
original comment period for the Environmental Assessment (Draft) closes 
on June 10, 2019. Stakeholders have expressed concern that this closing 
date does not provide sufficient time to review and provide 
comprehensive comments on the proposal. To allow time for these 
stakeholders and others to submit comprehensive comments, the closing 
date is extended from June 10, 2019, to July 17, 2019.

Gregory Murrill,
Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration.
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